About our Team


Managing Editors

-Lacey Johnson is an M.A. student in International Studies with a specialization in Food Studies and Non-profit management.  She hails from the Nebraskan prairie and has lived and worked throughout Europe.  Her experience in food studies includes nonprofit work in equitable food access and sustainable agriculture for recent immigrant and refugee populations, as well as issues of gender, food justice and food sovereignty in West Africa.  When she’s not reading and writing, Lacey is busy growing, fermenting, and foraging edibles, playing with watercolors, and basking in Oregon’s natural beauty.

-Melanie Hyers is a graduate student at the University of Oregon. She studies food related issues and sustainability with a focus on Latin America. She misses living on a farm and hopes to get dirt under her fingernails everyday this spring.


-Craig Van Pelt is a sociology graduate student at the University of Oregon. Craig studies the sociology of development, food studies, and environmental health. In addition to the sociology degree, Craig is earning graduate certificates in food studies and also women & gender studies. Apparently working toward a PhD isn’t enough to keep Craig busy because he also runs marathons.

Marketing and IT Coordinator

-Cat Bradley is a graduate student at the University of Oregon with an expected graduation date of June, 2014. Additionally, she is currently the Scholarly Publications and Communications Specialist Fellow with the University of Oregon Libraries. Her research and professional backgrounds mainly focus on publications, diversity, marketing, and nonprofit organizations.

Faculty Advisor

-Stephen Wooten is the Program Coordinator of the Food Studies Program at the University of Oregon. Dr. Wooten is affiliated with the departments of Anthropology, International Studies, and Environmental Studies.